The Damned - White Rabbit

The Dammed - White Rabbit

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

France 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 2C 008-63.938)


Germany 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 0037.074)
UK 7" 1983 (Big Beat - NS 85). Remix

A White Rabbit 3:06
B1 Rabid (Over You) 3:39
B2 Seagulls 2:10

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UK 12" 1983 (Big Beat - NST 85)

A White Rabbit 5:22
B Curtain Call 17:12

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 82, 3 wks (Big Beat reissue 1983)


UK Indie Hit: 2, 9 wks (Big Beat reissue 1983)

Credits (German 7")

A-Side Produced out of the hat by The Damned and Roger Armstrong
B-Side Produced all sorts of people

Additional Credits

Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals
Paul Gray - bass
Rat Scabies - drums, vocals

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The "lost" Damned single. Scheduled for a UK release in June 1980, this Jefferson Airplane cover never made it past test pressing stage, apparently because the band was unhappy with the production. Therefore the only releases were these two from France and Germany, both of which were heavily imported into the UK. The A-Side is a cracking version of the old bad trip psych number with a great Vanian vocal - but the extended 12" version is even better. The B-Side contains 'Rabid (Over You)', a fun sci-fi movie homage with more hooks than most bands can muster up in half a dozen songs, and 'Seagulls', an atmospheric instrumental that sounds like a duff re-write 'Smash It Up (Part 1)' with a sinister coda tagged. All songs on the single were new; 'Curtain Call' on the 12" reissue comes from The Black Album, of course.

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Images

The Dammed - White Rabbit 7" - France 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 2C 008-63.938) The Dammed - White Rabbit 7" - France 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 2C 008-63.938) Back Cover

France 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 2C 008-63.938). Click here for more

The Dammed - White Rabbit Germany 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 0037.074)The Dammed - White Rabbit Germany 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 0037.074) Back Cover

Germany 7” 1980 (Chiswick - 0037.074). Click here for more

The Dammed - White Rabbit - UK 7" 1983 (Big Beat - NS 85). RemixThe Dammed - White Rabbit - UK 7" 1983 (Big Beat - NS 85). Remix

UK 7" 1983 (Big Beat - NS 85). Remix. Click here for more

The Dammed - White Rabbit - UK 12" 1983 (Big Beat - NST 85) The Dammed - White Rabbit - UK 12" 1983 (Big Beat - NST 85) Back Cover

UK 12" 1983 (Big Beat - NST 85). Click here for more

 

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